Guhagar

Guhagar is a city in Ratnagiri District in Konkan Region of Maharashtra State.

Get in

The best way to get in is by road. Maharashtra State Transport (S.T.) buses ply from Mumbai, Thane and Pune. The S.T. Bus depot is right in the heart of Guhagar Town.

Chiplun is the nearest major city and is directly on NH17. The state highway turning off to the right when approaching Chiplun from Mumbai on NH17 leads to Guhagar which is approximately 40 KM away.

People travelling from Pune can reach Guhagar by traveling to Satara on NH4 and then to Patan, Koayana Nagar and then by descending Kumbharli Ghat to reach Chiplun and finally Guhagar.

For those traveling southwards from Dapoli, there is a ferry service available from Dabhol to Dhopave (or Dhopav). Guhagar is approximately 15 KM from Dhopave.

Get around

Given the small size of it, one can get around Guhgar Town by foot. However, there are other place worth seeing that require either your own vehicle or Local S.T. buses. However, given limited frequency of the S.T. Buses to most villages around, the former seems to be the best choice.

One can also hire auto rickshaw (3-sitter) or Dumdum (6-Sitter) for the entire day and roam around.

See

Do

Buy

Home made Konkan Products such as Amba Poli, Phanas Poli, Kokam Agal, Pickles, Jams, Flours etc.

"Pashchima" (Mobile No 9420157015) is a preferred place to buy Konkan products such as Kokam sarbat, Karwanda Sarbat, Aaola Sarbat, Amba Poli, Papad, Amchur etc.

Eat

In Guhagar, there are quite a few families that have started their own facilities serving homely meals and breakfasts. Worth mentioning are Damle (Hotel Suruchi M: 09421137937) this hotel is too gud in taste and also offers local specialities such as ukdi chamodak,sol kadi, Bhaves (Hotel Yogeshwari), Musale http://www.nishigandhabeachresort.com/ Hotel Rajgad (for Non Veg) http://www.hotelrajgadguhagar.com/ and Nisarg http://www.nisargresortguhagar.com/.

It is worth trying Suruchi's konkani food specially thali-pith, solkadhi and modak to mention a few. A good accommodation (family & group) is also available on request M: 09421137937.

Hotel Vainateya near to bus stand offers delicious food and is worth visiting.

Mody Villa (Resort at Guhagar M: 9892091313 ) also offers good accommodations and quality food at seaside.

Similarly in Hedvi, one can eat at Jogalekars (Swad) that serves steaming hot meals. However, prior intimation is strongly recommended as the food is strictly made to order.

Drink

Kokam Sarbat and Coconut Water is sold in all the eateries. One should not miss Hotel Suruchi's (Guhagar Bazar Peth) special konkani solkadhi.

Sleep

Most accommodations are for budget travellers and cost around ₹500 Per day or less for a double room.

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